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PolyU Five Projects Awarded Green Tech Fund to Support Environmental Protection in Hong Kong

15 Mar 2023

Five projects of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been supported by the Green Tech Fund, with a total fund amount of HK$25.7 million in two rounds of applications.

The five award-winning projects covered a wide range of research fields, including waste management and reduction, green transport, decarbonisation, and energy saving and efficiency. PolyU has made remarkable achievements in terms of number and amount of funding support. 

The funded innovative projects are shown in the below table.

Project Coordinator

Project Title

Grant Approved

Ir Prof. Chi Sun POON,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Low-carbon transformation of construction materials using waste glass

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Prof. Shun Cheng LEE,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Development of nanotechnology based hybrid air cleaning system towards green transport

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Prof. Daniel C. W. TSANG,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Biochar-enhanced Construction Materials for Sustainable Waste Management and Decarbonisation

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Dr. Guangping ZHENG,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

A safe, efficient and facile approach for hydrogen storage and generation: catalytic hydrolysis of solid-state hydrogen storage materials

(For more,


Dr. Lawrence Yoon Suk LEE,
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Recycling of waste lithium-ion batteries as highly active fuel cell catalysts

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(Source: Green Tech Fund Approved Projects)

Green Tech Fund (GTF)

The Government set up the Green Tech Fund (GTF) in 2020 to fund research and development (R&D) projects which help Hong Kong decarbonise and enhance environmental protection. The assessment committee is chaired by the Director of Environmental Protection and comprises members from academia, industry and green groups.

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